Monday, January 04, 2010

First FO of the Year !!!!

So, I hope you all had a wonderful and uneventful but crafty weekend. It is so cold here. Let me tell you, layering right now is a must. Right now it's 31 degrees and it's suppose to go down to 23 tonight.

Last weekend I was browsing through JoAnn's and I came across this awesome crochet book Contemporary Crochet: 37 European Designs, by Sys Fredens. I had to have it. I don't think there is one design in this book that I don't like, and everything is pretty basic. On Monday, I started my first crochet sweater ever(I have done a tank top before), and finished it yesterday. I guess you can call it my rollover sweater. It's the Deep V-Neck Sweater With Collar. I love how this sweater turned out, and I love the colorway of this yarn. I also love that I got it done in a week. The yarn is Jo-Ann Sensations Rainbow Boucle. I purchased it on sale for a whopping $5.99 on sale last weekend. Now I just need to weave in the ends and find a cute matching tank top to wear with it. If you are new to crochet, this book is definitely a winner if you want to get your feet wet. Here are a few of the other designs.The Lovely and talented Ms. Faye awarded me To accept the award, I need to list 10 things about myself and then award it to 7 other bloggers.

1. I grew up an only child.

2. My parents divorced when I was 25 after 29 years of marriage.

3. Most people automatically think that I'm spoiled, but my parents always made sure that I worked for everything that I received. They also taught me that as long as I had money, I could purchase whatever I wanted.

4. I love doing outdoor activities like hiking/trail walking, biking, swimming, etc.

5. I have a dream of one day having a wardrobe of my own handmade creations.

6. I need to be more goal oriented. I start things, but I don't always finish them.

7. I would like to travel more.

8. I would love to read at least 50 books this year.

9. I would like to sew/knit/crochet mainly from my stash this year. I have entirely too much fabric, and yarn.

10. I'm outgoing, but a real home body at heart.

The 7 women I'm going to nominate are:




Faye Lewis said...

You use lovely crochet work.

Sheila said...

The sweater came out fabulously and really like the neckline. I must do that pattern it is a must have. Thank you for the award.

Virtuous said...

What a way to blow open the year!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for nominating me!!!

I cannot believe that you finished that sweater in one week... I thought that it was supposed to take people weeks and weeks to make a sweater. Love it.

Aminat said...

Your sweater is simply beautiful..Happy new year

Tanya said...

Love your sweater, I have the same yarn I made a vest a couple of years ago. I also have the same yarn in black/white, you may have inspired me :-)

Angela said...

Wow! Congrats on your sweater... it looks great! I'm always leary for crocheting because my pinky cramps up, but I love the patterns in that book!

Eliana said...

Thank you so much, Andrea!
Def, you gave me a good reason to go ahead this new year!
You're really kind and I'm glad to know more about you.
I'll post this lovely tag soon.

Btw, I love your crochet sweater. Just georgous!

Happy New Year!

meli88a said...

I am amazed! You knit this in one weekend? It's gorgeous and you have lightning fingers!

Karen said...

I love the sweater - the style, the colors. I may need to take you up on that offer to teach me to do the yarn thang. Thanks for the award, now I need to think what I'm going to say and who I'll nominate.


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